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  • "Y" - Normally leave to run at start-up
  • "N" - Not required - typically infrequently used tasks that can be started manually if necessary
  • "U" - User's choice - depends whether a user deems it necessary
  • "X" - Definitely not required - typically viruses, spyware, adware and "resource hogs"
  • "?" - Unknown

Startup Name Process Name Details
Y00TCrdMainTCrdMain.exeRelated to the flash card slot on a Toshiba laptop. Ending this process will disable access to the flash cards
X2Searchmain.exe"2Search adware"
?AidemHotKeyDVMAIN.EXE"Keyboard related"
Xautorunwinmain.exeAdded by a variant of the DELF.CNS TROJAN!
Xbgoomain.exebgoomain.exe"Baigoo.a malware"
YcnfgCavCMain.exe"Part of Comodo Antivirus"
XCU2VCMain.exeAssociated with the Surf Sidekick adware and should be removed
UEasy-PrintToolBoxBJPSMAIN.EXEA utility to launch the applications that are bundled with a Canon bubblejet printer
XErrorProtector Freeertmain.exe"ErrorProtector rogue system error and cleaning utility - not recommended"
YeTrustCIPEezdsmain.exeeTrust EZ Deskshield from Computer Associates. Protects against malicious email attachments and unauthorized use of email by detecting and blocking unusual behavior
XeZulaMaineZulaMain.exe"eZula TopText adware"
XeZuluMaineZuluMain.exeComes with "KaZaA" installation. Advertising Spyware. Not required but KaZaA won't work
UhpWirelessAssistantHPWAMain.exeWireless application bundled with HP computers that allows you to control different settings on the computer's wireless devices such as Bluetooth and WLAN
UiKeyWorksIKEYMAIN.EXE"A4Tech wireless keyboard driver and utility"
UKADxMainKADxMain.exe"System Tray access to IntelliSonic Speech Enhancement - by Knowles Acoustics. Designed to render speech from a user selectable direction
UMAINmain.exe"SpyCop surveillance software detection - checks to see when your machine was last scanned and if it was more than a week asks if you want to scan"
XPcRaisermain.exe"PcRaiser rogue optimization utility - not recommended"
NPerformance CenterApcMain.exe"Ascentive Performance Center - not recommended
NPicabooPicabooMain.exe"Picaboo - ""Easily create stunning photo books and cards with your digital photos"""
?PMCSPMC.Service.Main.exe"Related to MediaCenterService from Pinnacle Systems. What does it do and is it required?"
YRfwMainrfwmain.exe"Rising antivirus"
USpyCop ScanCheckMAIN.EXE"SpyCop surveillance software detection - checks to see when your machine was last scanned and if it was more than a week asks if you want to scan"
YSpywareGuardsgmain.exe"""SpywareGuard provides a real-time protection solution against spyware"""
USuperCool Compress BackupMain.exe""SuperCool Zip Backup software is a data backup
XSystemOptimizer2008main.exe"SystemOptimizer2008 rogue optimization utility - not recommended
UTPSmainTPSMain.exeToshiba Power Saver - associated with Toshiba laptops/desktops. Manages the power save function to make sure that the system goes to a power saver mode when not used
YTPwrMainTPwrMain.EXEPower management software for Toshiba laptops
UTSkrMainTSkrMain.exe"TOSHIBA Accelerometer Utilities - hardware utilities that work with the motion sensors built into their Tablet PCs. Detect the way you are holding it at any given moment
XVelocidadSimplescrmain.exeVelocidadSimple rogue optimization utility - not recommended
UWheelMouse4DMAIN.EXE"Mouse software for ""Fellowes"" Wheelman mouse. Has caused some users problems but shouldn't be needed if you don't use any enhanced features it may provide"
UWheelMouseAMOUMAIN.EXE"A4Tech wireless mouse driver and utility - required if you use non-standard Windows driver features"
XWinmainwinmain.exe"One of the first of a new breed of malware. When run it immediately loads MSHTA.EXE from the Windows folder
XWinservicewinmain.exeAdult content related malware
Xwow64main.exewow64main.exe"Added by the ALUREON.BT TROJAN!"
XYDTMain.exeYDTMain.exe"180solutions adware"

DISCLAIMER: It is assumed that users are familiar with the operating system they are using and comfortable with making the suggested changes. I will not be held responsible if changes you make cause a system failure.

This is NOT a list of tasks/processes taken from Task Manager or the Close Program window (CTRL+ALT+DEL) but a list of startup applications, although you will find some of them listed via this method. Pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL identifies programs that are currently running - not necessarily at startup. For a list of tasks/processes you should try WinTasks 5 Standard/Professional from LIUtilities or the list at AnswersThatWork. Therefore, before ending a task/process via CTRL+ALT+DEL just because it has an "X" recommendation, please check whether it's in MSCONFIG or the registry first. An example would be "svchost.exe" - which doesn't appear in either under normal conditions but does via CTRL+ALT+DEL. If in doubt, don't do anything.